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Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living Issue#36 - 2017

In each edition of Outdoor Living there is all the information and inspiration needed to design, build and decorate an outdoor room that can be used day and night all year round. The magazine covers topics such as but not limited to flooring, screening, roofing, outdoor art, furniture, furnishings, outdoor entertainment, outdoor cooking, lighting, heating/cooling, plants as well as pools & spas. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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2 min.
from the editor

Strap yourself in for an exciting issue of exploring the latest and greatest in outdoor rooms. First up, in Best Of we take a look at the hottest fashions in outdoor living from the green roof trend to the latest paving style straight from Europe. Later, our outdoor living feature is jam-packed with the information you need to create a complete outdoor space, including green walls, heating, screening and barbecues. Some parts of creating an outdoor area can be challenging but now it’s time for the fun part. Our furniture feature showcases the hottest outdoor pieces in a range of different colours and styles. Add that finishing touch, style, personality and flair with some modern furniture that stands up to the elements as well. There’s no doubt that the average person has…

3 min.
out and about

BOOS BEACH CLUB RESTAURANT, LUXEMBOURG Interwoven around the existing house, the redesigned Boos Beach Club Restaurant was inspired by the Japanese art of origami. The idea was to integrate the new structure into the existing natural context, while at the same time pay respect to the existing architecture by placing a light wooden structure with glass openings towards the landscape. The lateral outdoor terrace was partly removed and replaced by a white-sand beach, while the back terrace was modified to achieve a stronger connection with the entire space. To preserve the beach club identity of the space, the new structure consists of raw materials: burned wood, polished concrete floors, raw steel and a terrace made of wood and white sand. Combined, they create the desired character, both inside and out. metaform.lu LEYTEIRE…

5 min.
best of

We love The creative use of space IN THE ZONE How do you define an outdoor space and make sure each and every part of it is used to its full potential? By creating different zones, of course. This amazing renovation in Beecroft NSW by the team at Three Birds Renovations features a multitude of alfresco entertaining zones, including a dining area,firepit, alfresco lounge room and even a bar and service area connected to the home. The zones were created using different materials and levels as well as groupings of furniture and furnishings. The firepit area is sunken and features grey floorboards and Amber bluestone pavers, which is laid in Amber St Tropez concretepavers, to help separate it from the rest of the space. A trendy outdoor rug and strategically placed butterfly chairs define…

2 min.
go with the flow

Iwas commissioned to design the extensive external entertaining areas of this property, integrating an outdoor room, swimming pool, lawn and garden areas so that the homeowners could relax and socialise in their outdoor space. The location of the outdoor room was set to encourage flow from inside the home to outside. In turn, this suggested the location of the lawn area, which now flows from the outdoor room and the swimming pool. Positioning the pool to take advantage of the level changes between this property and the adjacent one enabled us to incorporate an infinity edge to the pool and provide a visual feature from the home and outdoor room. The style of the room ensures that the overall project is in keeping with the home. Additional overlapping pergolas at two levels…

2 min.
a hidden jewel

Walking through the laneways of Paddington, a bustling inner-Sydney suburb, you would hardly imagine a garden this luxuriant and inviting sat nestled within the walls of a small terrace house courtyard. “As you enter the outdoor room through the home’s bifold doors you are engaged by the rustling of the Timor black bamboo and the burbling of the water falling lazily over the water wall into the shimmering, glass-mosaic-tiled pool below,” says Chris Slaughter of Scenic Blue Design. Looking across the pool, your eye is drawn to the bottom of the stone water wall, after which it climbs to the garden’s upper level where a decorative, wrought-iron-framed outdoor mirror takes pride of place on the rear wall. At the very top of the water wall is an ethanol-fuelled fire grate, which produces…

2 min.
on the coast

The outdoor spaces that wrap around this modern new home in one of Perth’s premier coastal suburbs, City Beach, boast a contemporary design enhanced by high-quality finishes and lush, advanced planting. The clients, who looked to Tim Davies Landscaping (TDL) to design and build their dream landscape, wanted mature garden spaces — something that would create an instant impact and soften the clean-lined, minimalist architecture of the house and the large outdoor areas surrounding it. Sourcing mature trees and various plants was critical to give the gardens an established feel, right from the outset. This process relied on clear and constant communication with the clients to ensure the right plants were used in the right spaces. Given the property’s proximity to the coast, it wasn’t just looks that mattered. It was equally…